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Zoner Photo Studio 14 HOME Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — Zoner Photo Studio 14 HOME

Zoner Photo Studio 14 all-in-one work with photographs.
$34.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 632 87 comments

Zoner Photo Studio 14 HOME was available as a giveaway on July 24, 2012!

Today Giveaway of the Day
free today
A duplicate file management tool that can help you find and delete duplicate.

Conveniently sort, edit, and share your pictures. We’re here for everyone who loves photography, from beginners to the pros. Just attach your camera to your computer, and Zoner Photo Studio can automatically find the new photos and sort them into folders. Zoner Photo Studio can name all your pictures for you and add tags like GPS location or keywords.

Top Features:

  • Zonerama: web galleries as easy as browsing Windows...
  • ...but it’s also easy to share on Flickr, Facebook, or Picasa Web Galleries!
  • Cool ways to publish like 3D photos and panoramas.
  • Batch editing: dozens of changes to hundreds of photos in minutes.
  • Quick Fix: smart photo enhancement in just a few clicks.
  • Easy photo tagging with keywords, shot locations, ratings, colored labels and more.
  • Your photos, your property: Everything stays on disk—not trapped inside us.

Note that 3 best improvement ideas will be rewarded with a license for Zoner Photo Studio 14 PRO. Use Idea Informer widget to submit your feedback and do not forget to fill in your name and e-mail – otherwise the Developer will not be able to contact you in case you are the one to win!

Save 50%, exclusive discount for GOTD Users for Zoner Photo Studio 14 PRO, only on July 24. Don’t miss this offer!

System Requirements:

Windows XP SP2/ Vista/ 7 (x32/x64); Processor: Intel Pentium 4 or compatible, with SSE2 support; Memory: 1 GB RAM; Hard Disk space: min. 350 MB free; Resolution: 1024 x 768 HiColor; Internet Explorer 7 and DirectX 9 or higher must be installed.





File Size:

93.9 MB



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Some closing answers for you all.

Apparently someone yesterday (couldn't find them in this thread - maybe it was elsewhere?) and Danno: The PRO edition actually CAN strip EXIF info! If anyone would like to make the discounted upgrade to PRO for that but the Giveaway discount deal has run out, let us know and we can offer a raincheck.

Santu (#45), VK (#48): If the installation problems did not go away for you before the giveaway ended, please contact us via the Zoner Software support form:


and we will work things out.

David (#49): Zoner Photo Studio, or rather, Windows, should not normally repeatedly bring up UAC during routine file management. Here again, please write to us via the support form address above and we'll solve this together.

drvajra (#53): ZPS 13 PRO has PRO features not found in HOME. However, some new features are in version 14 even in the HOME edition. But you don't have to choose - you can install both versions side by side. (If you can't do that because the Giveaway has run out for you, please let us know.)

Danno (#62) and other mentions of layers: To be open and prevent any misunderstandings - Zoner Software does not plan to create a "Zoner picture file format" in the future, and without that, we couldn't save layers if we made them, and if we can't save them, there is no sense in having them. Thus no layer support is planned unless we have a major sea change. (We don't plan to have our own format because our past experience with another Zoner-only format is that people are bothered by not being able to share files in that format hassle-free with people not using that format. Also, it's a major developer-time investment for an editor function when we are an all-in-one, not just an editor.)

Mike (#64): Maximum thumbnail size can be pulled up to 320 if desired in the preferences (Settings > Preferences... > Thumbnails; you may also have to up the setting in Settings > Preferences... > Catalog). We can support photoshop plugins because Adobe made their plugin specification public. I *believe* that we don't do brushes because their specification is not public, though I'd have to double-check.

kamera (#71) - This is a PRO-only feature; unfortunately the Help file had to be written from the standpoint of PRO (if you were judging from the Help). Earlier replies of mine show links to HOME/PRO feature comparison charts. Apologies for the inconvenience all the same!

embee (#78): The notion of "unsetting" default programs doesn't exist in Windows (unfortunately), just the notion of setting them. Assuming you're in Windows Vista/Windows 7, you can just click the Windows Start button, go to "Default Programs" in the Start menu, find and click your favorite image viewer, and use the button in this window to make it the default (again) for all formats it can handle. If you're on Windows XP, the steps are a bit drawn out - please write to on our support page, linked above.

Jeffb (#84) - I'm afraid I don't understand your question; could you write it out please in more detail via our support page?

Jon K2 (#85) - Yes, Zoner Photo Studio checks for updates/deals/license validity on startup; this is non-optional. No other information than the above is communicated, specifically, no personal information is communicated, so we hope that you will agree that your rights are not infringed; if you do not, however, we won't be offended.

Reply   |   Comment by Zoner Software technical support  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Great gift. Don't miss it. I installed it from the last GAOTD and just love it.

Reply   |   Comment by vishwanath  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Many Thanks to Zoner and GOATD. Installed and ran without ANY drama on Windows 7 Home Premium Edition - 32bit.

@ #67 - You may have to set the program to run as a 32bit program under the property settings on the right click of the .exe file selected which is utilised to access Zoner. Once the file has been configured, re-run Zoner to see that the error has gone. Alas this is one reason I will not install a 64bit operating system till the bugs/memory issues are ironed out.

Like #68 had mentioned it is a program which is VERY easy on the eyes with the dark background. Unlike most programs which have the glary white user interface, this really makes photo editing easier to work with.

Reply   |   Comment by Jeff  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

This program tries to connect to the Internet each time it starts up.

Can't find any setting in the program's "Setting, Preferences..." to stop this behaviour.

Reply   |   Comment by Jon K2  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

At the site on trail said Congratulations! The program’s trial period has successfully been extended by 30 days.
Please make sure that the computer where the trial version of Zoner Photo Studio 14 is installed is connected to the Internet, and then restart the program.

I have restarted and said 20 days for trail on that program. Why not 30 days instead of 20 days?????

Reply   |   Comment by Jeffb  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I found a jewel for picture viewing. After the long trial period, the free version is quiet sufficient. Ultra super fast. Go from photo to photo inside a folder and recursively sub folders with just the mouse wheel. http://www.fastpictureviewer.com/downloads/

Reply   |   Comment by Roland  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Downloaded this last time it was offered and really find it to be a solid, well-performing photo editor and viewer program. I use Photoshop quite a bit, but this interface is similar and has many of the features that I use on a regular basis. It is the BEST photo editing and viewing program that I've tried in these giveaways. Fast, efficient and well worth using.

Reply   |   Comment by Bill  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#45 - just a guess, but maybe your system clock is off; you can check it by hovering your mouse over the time in the lower right corner of your screen, on the task bar. If the numbers are OK, make sure the am/pm indicator is correct. Also, you may need to change your time zone setting under ControlPanel/DateAndTime. Hope that helps.

Reply   |   Comment by internetexplorer  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

I'm new to following Gio's comments/recommendations, but even so, I tip my hat to you [figuratively, of course] and add my thanks for all the information and insights you have provided.

Reply   |   Comment by ron951  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Giovanni gives some decent alternatives, however, he lists about six programs to do what today's giveaway does in just one program.
How is that helpful information?
And today's giveaway is also free so I don't see the point.

Reply   |   Comment by Dan  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

I accidentally clicked default for all program types under integration. Although I did not apply the settings, or select integrate, and cancelled out of the dialog, the program applied the settings and I cannot deselect anything. Restoring the defaults did NOT restore the default associations. Neither did restarting the program or rebooting. How do I undo these associations so I can set only those I want?

Reply   |   Comment by embee  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#64, Lennard Gill:
I presume you are new to the site, if so welcome, because comments are not published as soon as they are posted but are held in limbo until the on-duty moderators allow them to be published. This can result in dozens of similar posts asking the same questions all suddenly being published often along with or after answers to the same questions asked in an earlier publishing round... end result all those questioners that were held up in moderation had no opertunity to read the answers that got published while their questions were held in limbo in moderation... As I understand it most moderators are not GAOTD staff members but are volunteers and have their own lives to live in between moderating these comments.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Love Zoner, I had build 5 so I just upgraded to build 7, thanks. I have one question, after the update I see I have a 32 bit AND a 64 bit version installed, both work and both state build 7. Is there anyway to uninstall the 32 bit version without messing up the 64 bit install?

Reply   |   Comment by Daniel Kaye  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

What an excellent program! I spent the first fifteen years of my life as a professional photographer. What we could have accomplished in half the time back then with the types of technical advances that we see today. The program is easy to use and follows through with the touch ups that you put into each photograph.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

See Item 56. I just turned off virus protection for this program and reactivated it with no problem.

Reply   |   Comment by patrick  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

This software is flat out the most convenient image manager I have tried. Perfect mixture of moderately advanced features available when I need them. Just ordered their pro version with the 50% discount.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim B  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I'm a professional photographer, for my sins, and I took advantage of this offer previously. I can say unequivocally that the this program is BRILLIANT! Download it and enjoy and give thanks to GAOTD and of course those clever guys and gals at Zoner.


Reply   |   Comment by Jerry Chance  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

It says that tone mapping is available in this program, however I am unable to fin it when I hit create...anyone successful at finding the tone mapping in program? much appreciated if someone can help.

Reply   |   Comment by kamera  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I'm a skeptical professional software engineer, but after trying this the last time around I was very impressed.

I like how easy it is to see the Exif info for each picture, and the default black background is superb for visual accessibility (easy on the eyes).

Just do it, if you don't like it you can always uninstall!

Reply   |   Comment by DavF  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

I get a error every time i run the app.
zps.exe. The application cannot initiate correctly (0xc0000022).
I have windows 7 x64

Reply   |   Comment by Domingo  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

So happy to see this offering. Some time ago, I had the free version, but due to the "blue screen of death", I lost it. Downloaded to Win XP Pro-Quad core and download went smooth, no problems. However, NORTON SONAR belched really good and dump the program into dump file. I received an error of we231.tmp. Just on the likelihood that someone else runs into this ----the Whiterabbit on GAOTD/Game(Rise of Atlantis) posted some tips on trying to resolve problems if we had them while trying to install program. Thought his post very informative and for you to look at them if problems do arise. Thanks Whiterabbit!!!!!!! My solution was to turnoff my Norton for period of time to install and that did the trick for the game as well as this program. There are other suggestions for you. Now, am happy to get this program again. Thank you GAOTD and Zoner. Also, present representative here to answer question and to offer help says alot about the product. Thanks for being here. Have a good day all. :0)

Reply   |   Comment by Shar  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Thank you Zoner Software! I have used your software starting from Zoner home 13 and 14 which were given away by GAOTD here. Very good photo editing software so now i downloaded and instaled todays version without any problems.I am using windows vista 32bit. Thanks GOTD and Zoner.

Reply   |   Comment by JohnV4  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

It would appear from the many repeated querys that most do not read what other posters and repliers write.

come on do us all a favour and read the other Posts and it makes you wonder if they ever come back to read the answer to their question.

ZONER is the greatest, have been using it for Years

Reply   |   Comment by Lennard Gill  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Well, this is a bit disappointing. Downloaded and installed, opened and it looked really terrific - for a few seconds. I then received a message that "Zoner Photo Studio 14 had stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working. Windows will close the program and notify your if a solution becomes available".

Using a fairly new install of Win 7 Pro 32 bit on a duel core machine. Not much software installed yet. Heaps of Ram and a new 1 TB drive. No warning messages from my ESET NOD security and Windows security is turned off.

I've rebooted and it is still crashing.

Any suggestions as to why this might be happening?

Reply   |   Comment by dmcd  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

I have used this program for a while now. You can view most image types including PSD images. It also gives you thumbnails for AI and EPS images which many programs do not. The program loads fast and I haven't had any errors with it either.

I go through a lot of images and I wish the thumbnail sizes were a bit bigger (Max width is 160px). The ability to view fonts would be nice as well. Since the pro version allows the ability to add photoshop plus-ins why not add the ability to view photoshop brushes.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

@45 check your clock time and so on...

Reply   |   Comment by Reg  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

This has been one of the best GAOTD experiences ever. Quality software, responsive company rep to answer questions, easy download/install, the program worked right the first time. And thoughtful, useful comments from users.

The program: Attractive interface, FAST!, good, intuitive presentation. EXIF info displayed in the viewer. Right clicking on the image gives quick access to a really useful list of tools.

Here's something that caught my attention right away: I was browsing a folder of photos, and it was showing every photo twice. I was momentarily confused, but then realized it was reading my NEF files (Nikon RAW) *instantly*, as fast as the jpg thumbs. OK, I'm hooked.

My only complaints so far: no support for layers; and I agree that there should be a way to strip out the EXIF info.

I use Photoshop and GIMP, but it looks like about 90% of what I need is in Zoner, which is faster and easier to use.

Reply   |   Comment by Danno  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

I basically like this program.
The installation was painless & the browser opened with speed and ease. I used custom install & left out the start menu files. I probably will not pay the pro price.
I would probably use it as an organizer as the home version is quite limited as to it's functions. I'm a Paint Shop Pro die hard and There has been no other graphics program that I have found that does what PSP can do. The possibilities are endless.

Reply   |   Comment by Skinni  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Thanks to 'Zoner Software technical support' for answering my question.

Reply   |   Comment by colin  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Still have it on my machine since the last time.
Handy for quite a few things!
Thanks Giovanni for the links! Fot a few more fun free
Ashampoo toys to play with now. (all switched to English now!)
Too bad about not dealing with plug-ins on this,.. my favourite toy.
XNview free does though.

Reply   |   Comment by Martina  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

add more effects even some sample photos with the effects

Reply   |   Comment by winracer  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#11 - Giovanni, you Sir give some of the best analysis about these products and their free alternatives, 5 Stars to you my friend!!

Regards - Tom

Reply   |   Comment by Tom  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

A shout out to Giovanni. What you write in this forum is always excellent information. I would love to see a blog or even a searchable web site devoted to your answers. There are time's I need a program and would like a free option. You always have the incite into the programs. It is not like just Google-ing and guessing what may work. Thanks for all the work in the past and thank you in advance for your future posts. As always thank you GOTD for all these free programs.

Reply   |   Comment by LancasterPA  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

I purchased Zoner 14 and it is great
I had AcDsee for years and it started crashing terribly with its latest version.
Zoner doesn't crash-the only thing I use it for is to organize my photos
and tag my items. I use Photoshop for all my graphic needs.

Reply   |   Comment by Ronda  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

To all of you who said yesterday that Exif info should be deleted to protect the privacy, well, half of the Zoner functions will not be available to you and without exif info on your pictures you can not search or sort or edit by those fields.

Exif info is more valuable to a picture than a privacy concern.

Pictures without exif info have no meaning or character or value or historical accuracy.

Zoner software is great for editing or sorting or searching among your pictures with exif info on them.

Reply   |   Comment by Gerry1  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

I already have Zoner Photo Studio 13 PRO.
Do I benefit from installing this Home edition?
I believe the 13 Pro has more function. Will appreciate your advice.

Reply   |   Comment by drvajra  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I love this program. I also have PS Elements 10 but end up using Zoner. Great program. Thanks GOTD and Zoner.

Reply   |   Comment by Darla  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

#5 I own the Pro version in 64bit. In that version you can not use plugins. Here is what the help file says about 64bit version:

"The 64-bit version speeds up work with the program and makes it possible to work with larger pictures. On the other hand, some program functions do not work in 64 bits and so are unavailable. The 64-bit version does not contain:

· the Media Archive

· assigning of GPS coordinates using Google Earth

· 64-bit 8bf plugin modules"

These limitations are something to consider if you purchase the program.

Reply   |   Comment by TopDog  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Neil (#28): This is a PRO-only function, sorry about the PRO-oriented help! See comment #31 for links to information on what features are PRO-only.

It doesnt tell you this on comparison table and ''burn'' is usually bog standard anyway-even nero give that bit away 199mb's-:)

Reply   |   Comment by neil  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

I used to use the free XnView until I came across Zoner Studio 14 here. I switched and like Zoner Studio much better. However, often (not all the time) in organizing photos, I kept having to click the Windows 7 User Account Control (UAC) permissions. I tried running as administrator, and not. Still same prompts for every single file move. This made moving files tedious with lots of extra delays and clicks. Maybe this new version won't do that. It's not something I can test in one day, as it doesn't always happen. It may be more likely when sorting files on external drives. Anyway, I started using the giveaway for Ashampoo's Photo Commander 8 (and eventually purchased Photo Commander 10) because it does not have this UAC prompt I got with XnView and Zoner Studio. Of all these similar programs, Zoner has the nicest, cleanest user interface (UI) in my opinion. So, I'll try this new build out over the next few days and see. Thanks for sharing the update gaotd and Zoner!

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Unable to install. Ran setup.exe as administrator but it says files are corrupted. Is there any where else we can get this free version? I have downloaded it several times.


Reply   |   Comment by VeeKay  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Zoner Photo Studio is a photo management program, similar to ACDSee, and a very good one. It's not primarily an image editor, although it has those functions. I have the paid pro versions of both Zoner and ACDSee, and I have gone back and forth between them over the years, but currently I prefer Zoner a little. Thanks to Zoner for giving away this great program on GoTD - I have recommended it to many friends. The previous giveaways and this one have all been the Home version. The last one was version 14 build 4.

Reply   |   Comment by DVMarsh  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

As a PS owner, I don't need this; however, it seems that it can edit GPS info, so does it access other EXIF info? If it does, it offers what yesterday's offering lacked - other features. This does all your photo stuff and if it allows EXIF info to be viewed and edited, it sounds lovely for anyone without a photomanager.

Reply   |   Comment by promytius  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)

I can't install. When i am trying to install it says... Giveaway period for this software is over,please check our web-site for new giveaway...
Why it says? Help me...

Reply   |   Comment by santu  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

Due to a free update, I now have Build 5 of both the 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Zoner Photo Studio 14, and it says no more updates are available. Does today's GAOTD also include both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions? How do I find out the difference between Builds 5 and 7, and is Build 7 a stable release yet or is it still in Beta? I would like to know what I'm getting before trading in what I already have. Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by internetexplorer  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Some more answers for you!

Mitch (#26): The 64-bit version is faster and deals better with the very large image files that are becoming more common today. However, a couple of functions cannot be included in the 64-bit version since the 3rd-party technologies behind them do not, or never will, support 64 bits. This mainly just affects the Media Archive and Show in Google Earth functions. If you don't use them, you can ignore the 32 bit version.

Neil (#28): This is a PRO-only function, sorry about the PRO-oriented help! See comment #31 for links to information on what features are PRO-only.

David (#36): See comment #31.

Colin (#29): No need to uninstall anything, you are fine. For the registration question, see reply #19.

TK (#37): Yes, Build 7 is not in the list on our site yet. However it's been intensively tested and we're confident that it won't leave you feeling like beta testers!

Reply   |   Comment by Zoner Software technical support  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)

Have downloaded and attempted to install twice now. Get beyond the screen that says it is activated; then my computer says the file is corrupt and I need to download a new one. This has occurred two times.

Don't think I'll go for a 3rd unless someone can give me a clue or two.

Running as administrator, windows 64, Vista, firefox, with GAOTD Outpost Security Suite (which gives me a malware warning).

Reply   |   Comment by Rose  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

Installed easily on Win& Ultimate x64
@18 turn off your UAC before install and there will be no problem

Reply   |   Comment by Vermeilia  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Try to include a feature to increase the canvass size.
I think Photoshop and GIMP can do this.
Have a separate Favourite Folder view pane on the left hand side.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

I bought the "pro" version last time around and have been using it ever since. It was well worth the price (discounted of course)for just the panoramic feature alone (which I use all the time).

*Easy to install
*Easy to use

For anyone interested in panorams, take your shots with a 60% overlay and you should obtain excellent results. The program even allows control over the "stitch" reference points.

Reply   |   Comment by John Davidson  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
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